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    hey everyone


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    hey everyone

    Post by dentonan on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:58 pm

    Hey Everyone.

    I am new to crossbows, recently been on holiday and used a crossbow enjoyed it. Now I am here thinking I would like to learn how to make my own as I cant afford to buy a decent one and would much prefer to get my hands dirty so to speak and make a decent one. It’s a shame that in England it is illegal to hunt with any form of bow so that’s not an option unfortunately.

    If I ask stupid questions please bear with me as I am very new to woodwork as well. (I like to take on big challenges)


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    Post by kenh on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:34 pm

    Welcome! No stupid questions, just one's you've not had answered yet!

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    Post by dentonan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:05 pm

    Fair point, should be interesting to see what the learning curve is like from compleate beginner to an able novice. it is a real shame its illegal to hunt with bows Sad. That was one of the thaughts that got me into crossbows, ahh well it wil be a good skill set to learn and should be fun.
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    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:33 pm

    Be glad to help any way I can. As for hunting you need to move to America as more states are allowing it.

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    Re: hey everyone

    Post by jds6 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:37 pm

    Welcome! If you want to learn about crossbows you have come to the right place. Great group of guys here to help you along the way.

    Good luck and good building!


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    Re: hey everyone

    Post by B.Cheers on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:40 pm

    Welcome Dentonan there is abit of a learning curve but im sure if you take your time your build will come out as you have planed.

    Also at lest in the UK you don't need a lience just to own a crossbow, have to do a firearm safety course and be apart of a crossbow club then just maybe they will approve you for a lience.
    Thanks Ben

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